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Scientific Community Comes Out Against ‘Brain Game’ Marketing

Guest post by science writer Kayt Sukel A few years ago, I was asked to write an article about the science behind “brain games,” or computer games designed to help improve cognitive function, for a popular magazine. I spoke with … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Creativity

Guest post by science writer Carl Sherman The relationship between creativity and mental illness has fascinated thinkers from the ancient Greeks onward. Van Gogh, Dostoevsky, Jackson Pollock, Hemingway, Tchaikovsky, and Schumann are among the artists, writers, and composers whose great … Continue reading

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When Trauma Treatment Goes Out of the Box

Guest post by science writer Brenda Patoine Yoga. Bodywork. Meditation. Chanting. Role playing. Tapping. Talking. These are all strategies used to try to heal psychological trauma, but only one of them (talk therapy) is backed by rigorous clinical studies of … Continue reading

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NIH Puts ‘Money Where Mouth Is’ Concerning Sex Differences Policy

Guest post by science writer Kayt Sukel Earlier this year, the National Institutes of Health called for a sweeping policy change demanding that sex differences be addressed in future research programs funded by the agency [see Dana story, NIH Calls … Continue reading

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Autism: Human Social Behavior

A vexing burden for millions of children, adults, and families, an enigma and a challenge to researchers: this is autism as Catherine Lord, Ph.D., described it in Columbia University’s inaugural Brain Insight Lecture, sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and … Continue reading

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